Nicholson, Dana | Circuit Court Clerk
Nicholson, Dana | Circuit Court Clerk

104 College Avenue, Centerville 37033, Tennessee


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Court clerks serve an important role in the operation of the court system in Tennessee. They

  • Attend each session of court with all the papers in the cases on the docket
  • Administer the oaths to parties and witnesses who testify in a case.
  • Keep minutes of the court in a well-bound book, but may keep this information in the form of a legible computer printout so long as the clerk maintains the computer printout as a permanent record. In addition, information required to be kept as a record by any government official may be maintained on CD ROM disks instead of bound books or paper records.
  • Maintains records. Because court clerks deal with voluminous paperwork, the storage and retention of documents are important considerations. When a case is appealed from a court of record, the clerk compiles the record (papers) needed for the appeal, and it is extremely important that the records of the clerk's office be well-organized and accurate.
  • Maintain the rule docket and an execution docket in which all court judgments or decrees are entered in order of rendition by the court and in which all receipts and disbursements in a case are entered.
  • Maintain indexes for all books and dockets that are kept by the office.
  • Collect state and county litigation taxes, criminal injuries compensation tax, county expense fees, funds for the impaired driver's trust fund, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation fees, misdemeanant jail per diems, fines, sheriff's fees, clerk's fees, witness fees and other items of court costs.
  • Prepare bills of costs in cases, account for these monies and make collection efforts when these amounts are unpaid.
  • Position:
  • Circuit/general sessions court clerk
  • For announcements on this website, see the  events calendar . Important county meetings generally require public notices to be displayed in advance. Most meetings are announced in the Hickman County Times, the local newspaper. Some announcements may be announced in social media

  • Search for your property. If you see a shopping cart, click on it to pay the taxes due. (Note: there is a 2.75% processing fee. (Click to expand to full page.)
  • Property Assessor's WebsiteUse the Property Assessor's website to find maps of your property or other properties and to interact with the Property Assessor's office.

  • Property deeds, Wills, .... and other documents must be registered in the Register's office for a small fee. You will need to bring the following documents:

    • Deeds
    • Quit Claims
    • ....
  • If you are looking for a site to locate a new business or industry, the Industrial Development Boards and Vision Hickman, the  Hickman County Economic and Community Development Association , may be able to help.  

    The Executive Director of Vision

  • County Districts of Hickman County

    There are seven districts in Hickman County, Tennessee, represented by 21 county commissioners--three from each district elected by the voters of Hickman County. The commissioners meet throughout the month in committees deliberating on issues to bring before the main body

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